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STAY If you’re looking for charm, you’ll find it in spades at the world’s smallest hotel in Copenhagen’s hipster Vesterbro ’hood. The Central Hotel is a homey one-room abode decked out with vintage fixtures and Tromborg skincare amenities, and it’s set above an equally quaint café. Or, spread out at Hotel SP34, located on the edge of Ørstedsparken, a sprawling crocus-bloom-filled public green space in the city centre. The hotel features the best of modern Danish design, including sleek leather-clad colonial chairs from Ole Wanscher and wood café tables by Nanna Ditzel. SHOP Wander through the spacious openconcept flagship for Danish brand Wood Wood in the Strøget shopping district, where cobblestone streets are reserved for pedestrians, cyclists and a fair share of buskers. Shop for smart streetwear separates alongside hand-picked pieces from Comme des Garçons, Carven and Jacquemus. Then, travel back in time (and about five minutes by foot westward) to hunt for treasure at Time’s Up Vintage, a curated collection of high-end fashion finds from decades past—think floral Moschino frocks from the ’90s and authentic Japanese kimonos from the ’60s and ’70s. EAT Boasting the most Michelin-starred restaurants of any city in Scandinavia (17 stars were awarded in 2014), Copenhagen presents the very happy predicament of being spoiled for choice. Where to start? Book a table at No. 2, the younger sibling of gourmet Restaurant AOC, for a locavore take on New Nordic Cuisine. Must-try: the Danish beef tenderloin and vibrant salt-baked beetroot. EXPLORE Rent a car and head north along the coast to nearby Humlebaek, home of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Situated on an expansive willow-dotted lawn, surrounded by a sculpture garden and with a view of Sweden across the sound, it’s worth a visit just to take in the tranquil pastoral setting.